Sunday, January 20, 2013

Episode 54: Mojo Makes the Most of It

Click here to listen to: Mojo Makes the Most of It (15:32)

Mojo the ferret is going on a trip, but his destination isn't what 
he expected. Whatever will he do to entertain himself?

Hi All,

Happy New Year, everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Did any of you travel? We didn't this year, but have in the past. It takes a lot of prepartion and coordination to make sure you don't forget any of the things you need. Especially things that bring comfort. I know our kids each have their own special items from home that travel with us everywhere. Personally, I like to bring my pillow. Is there anything special that you like to bring when you go on a trip or long car ride? 

What did you say? A word of the day! In our story
there are many juicy words that are fun to use and say.

clamber: to climb, using both feet and hands
lurch: to roll or pitch suddenly
splay: to spread or flare
turbine: any of various machines having a motor.

Try these activities to keep your imagination glowing
after hearing the story.

1. Create a comic strip of the scene where Mojo, the dog, the cat and the gerbil are tossing the chicken to each other. Use paper and pencil or create it by visiting the website, Pixton for Fun. Send a picture of your completed comic to

2. Plan out and make a maze. You could use cardboard or construction paper. Try to make it as complicated as you can. You could also design one on the computer using The Discovery Education's Puzzlemaker.

3. Make a list with a family member of all the things you could do when you get bored. That way, when it happens, you can go check your list. 

4. Listen to our six other Mojo stories. 

Mojo and the Magic Couch: (8:26)

A little ferret squirms between the cushions of his family's couch
 to find a world beyond his imagination. 
Free audio download: Mojo and the Magic Couch
Blog with activities: Mojo and the Magic Couch

Mojo Goes Bananas: (9:58)
Mojo the ferret must figure out who is eating all his bananas 
before he is out of luck and out of treats!
Free audio download: Mojo Goes Bananas
Blog with activities: Mojo Goes Bananas

Mojo's Cousin Trouble: (11:12)
Mojo's ferret cousins come to visit for the holidays and stir up all 
kinds of trouble. Can Mojo settle them down?
Free audio download: Mojo's Cousin Trouble
Blog with activities: Mojo's Cousin Trouble

Mojo and the Ear Mites: (15:10)
Mojo the ferret has really itchy ears and a fear of going to 
the veterinarian. How will he conquer both these problems?
Free audio download: Mojo and the Ear Mites
Blog with activities: Mojo and the Ear Mites

Mojo's Reptile Rescue: (12:12)
Mojo the ferret discovers a new friend in the most unlikely of places.
Free audio download: Mojo's Reptile Rescue
Blog with activities: Mojo's Reptile Rescue

Mojo's Outdoor Adventure (17:01)
Mojo the ferret takes an unexpected trip outside but will he be 
able to find a way back in?
Free audio download: Mojo's Outdoor Adventure
Blog with activities: Mojo's Outdoor Adventure

After listening to the story, can you recall the
details to answer these questions?

1. Who does Mojo see in various cages along the wall at the veteranarian's office?
2. What does Mojo try to do when his parents leave and walk out the door?
3, Where did the chicken land after the cat flicked it out of her cage?
4. Why did the vet technician spill the bowls of water when she came into the room?
5. How did Mojo know he was at the veteranarian's office when he first arrived?

We want to send out bright birthday wishes to:

Mateo of Maine
Lily of West Virginia
Thomas of Wisconsin
Zoe of Virginia
Heidi of South Dakota
 Jeanette of New Jersey
Mr. Chris of the Night Light Stories' Household.

We hope your days SPARKLED!

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